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Sunday Stills: Afloat on Watson Lake in Prescott, AZ

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Natalie the Explorer tells us that she is delighted to be hosting the Sunday Stills photography challenge while host Terri Webster Schrandt is away. Natalie’s theme this week is afloat. What a perfect theme!

I had the privilege of taking these pictures with Terri when she zipped through Prescott on her way to a wedding in Sedona.

Terri and Marsha on the dock of Watson Lake wishing we were afloat

The weather couldn’t have been more pleasant for a kayak ride. Prescott runs about 15-20 degrees cooler than the temperatures in the valley. That meant about 85-90 degrees with a breeze stiff enough to blow off my visor. That’s why I wore it around my neck! Does the kayaking envy show on our faces?

Kayaking Season on Watson Lake

“Learn to kayak because zombies can’t swim.”

– Author unknown

Hans, Terri’s husband barked at the dog. The dog barked back, “I’m in the boat, sucker. You’re on shore. Watch out for Zombies.”

Kayaking with white dog on Watson Lake August 19, 2021
Kayaking with brown dog holding on like a pro on Watson Lake August 19, 2021

“I don’t need therapy. I just need to go kayaking.”

– Author unknown
Easy peasy

“Never mess with a kayaker. We know places where no one will find you.”

– Author unknown
The setting and the action

“Kayaking is the answer. Who cares what the question is.”

-Author unknown
tandem kayaking relaxing with a friend in Watson Lake August 19, 2021

“So lovely was the loneliness of a wild lake.”

– Edgar Allan Poe

This lake was anything but lonely – maybe a bit wild, but not lonely. Thanks for joining us on Sunday Stills. Thank you Natalie for hosting Sunday Stills this week. Thanks also for reminding us that Jez has a challenge Water Water Everywhere each week.


  • WQWWC #39 – there’s still time to post about friendship. I’m so happy to enjoy this friendship in person with my blogging friend Terri.
  • WQWWC #40 September 1: Work or Career/Employment will be on Yvette Prior’s blog Please link to her WQWWC post.
  • September Story Chat will again be hosted by Cathy Cade. “No Stone Unturned” by Val Chapman.

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  1. Yay, what a fun day and a half that was, Marsha! We could have stayed in Prescott for DAYS!! I have a little downtime this week, so I thought to check in with my favorite bloggers! Miss you all. You got some great kayak pics on that outing and I adore your quotes. I’ll be wrapping up our trip when I come back on 9/12, which the theme incidentally is “going back.” hee hee. I will never forget our trip to Prescott and Sedona with you and Vince. One of the best vacations we have had, although too short! Not sure if you saw my IG and FB posts, but the images came out quite well. Hope to be on the call tomorrow!

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    • I can’t wait to talk to you! We had such fun, too. It was way too short. But like Hans said, “Next time when we come for longer, we’ll stay longer.” 🙂 I loved that. We laughed so hard with you both.

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    • Mine is too. I think she would hang on tight. I hadn’t thought about taking her. It’s so much easier to leave her at home safe and sound.


  2. Marsha, How wonderful that you and Terri met up. I love all of your kayaking quotes and photos. The dogs seemed to get the best rides and none of the work. Thank you for your contribution to #SundayStills.

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Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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